This is my poky little corner of the Internet. Originally started in 1999 (my website that is, not the Internet) it took on many forms – until 2005, when I lost enthusiasm for my own Internet presence and simply stopped updating it.

This is my (not quite as successful as I’d hoped) attempt at getting some of that enthusiasm back. Enjoy!


Jog On! – Week 1, Day 2

Week 1, Day 2 of the Couch to 5K programme.

Oddly enough, I travelled exactly the same distance (1.67 miles) at exactly the same average speed (5.01 mph) and pace (11 minutes 58 seconds per mile.)

The only difference between tonight’s workout and Monday’s is that tonight I only burned 201.3 calories, as opposed to 227.7.

Other than that, I can report that tonight was easier. How much of this is because I’m already getting used to running, and how much of it is because I had proper running equipment on tonight, I don’t know.

I can also state quite clearly that running is both easier and goes by quicker when you’re running to music that "sets the tempo" – tonight I was listening to Daft Punk’s soundtrack to Tron Legacy – the R3C0NF1GUR3D remixes.


Jog on!

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to be fitter. I’ve always been horrifically unfit, mainly because I spend most of my working life (and most of my spare time) either sat in front of a computer, sat in front of a TV with a computer on top of my lap (a laptop computer, if you will) or sat in the driving seat of some sort of motorised carriage (which has a computer in it, just to keep the theme going.)

Oh sure, every now and again I’ve made the effort to try and get myself fitter. I bought some weights once. Yes, indeed. However, the number of times I bought weights eclipsed the number of times I used those weights by… err… one. I tried cycling, but soon got tired of it when I realised that it made my arse hurt terribly and was generally pretty dangerous on the roads nearby.

I’ve even tried running before, but soon gave that up when I became disheartened at how quickly I ran out of puff.

So, it’s with some trepidation that I’ve decided to start running again – properly this time.

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